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Sunday, 28 December

326. Octavia Butler and Her Legacies

1:45–3:00 p.m., Van Ness, Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Popular Culture

Presiding: Joel Dinerstein, Tulane Univ.

1. “The Gift and the Legacy of Change: Octavia Butler’s Mantra,” Sandra Y. Govan, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte

2. “A Legacy of Future Memory: Time Travel in Octavia Butler’s Kindred and Wild Seed,” Mary Alice Kirkpatrick, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

3. “Vampires, Aliens, and Sex, Oh My: Octavia Butler’s Prophetic Challenges to Humanism, Hierarchy, and Individualism,” Andrew William Smith, Tennessee Tech Univ.

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